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III/265                RAVE 3rd data release                   (Siebert+, 2011)

The Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): third data release. Siebert A., Williams M., Siviero A., Reid W., Boeche C., Steinmetz M., Fulbright J., Munari U., Zwitter T., Watson F.G., Wyse R.F.G., de Jong R.S., Enke H., Anguiano B., Burton D., Cass C.J.P., Fiegert K., Hartley M., Ritter A., Russel K.S., Stupar M., Bienayme O., Freeman K.C., Gilmore G., Grebel E.K., Helmi A., Navarro J.F., Binney J., Bland-Hawthorn J., Campbell R., Famaey B., Gerhard O., Gibson B.K., Matijevic G., Parker Q.A., Seabroke G.M., Sharma S., Smith M.C., Wylie-de Boer E. <Astronomical Journal, in press> =2011AJ....141..187S =2011yCat.3265....0S
ADC_Keywords: Surveys ; Radial velocities; Milky Way; Stars, fundamental ; Photometry Keywords: catalogs - stars: fundamental parameters - surveys Abstract: We present the third data release of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) which is the first milestone of the RAVE project, releasing the full pilot survey. The catalog contains 83,072 radial velocity measurements for 77,461 stars in the southern celestial hemisphere, as well as stellar parameters for 39,833 stars. This paper describes the content of the new release, the new processing pipeline, as well as an updated calibration for the metallicity based upon the observation of additional standard stars. Spectra will be made available in a future release. The data release can be accessed via the RAVE Web site Description: Spectroscopic radial velocities for 83,072 stars in the Milky-Way southern hemisphere using the 6dF instrument at the AAO. Stellar parameters are published for a set of 39,833 stars belonging to the second and third years of observation. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file ravedr3.dat 496 83072 RAVE catalog A+B (also includes DR1 and DR2)
See also: I/284 : The USNO-B1.0 Catalog (Monet+ 2003) II/246 : 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003) B/denis : The DENIS database (DENIS Consortium, 2005) Byte-by-byte Description of file: ravedr3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 16 A16 --- Name Target designation 18- 33 A16 --- RAVE RAVE target designation (JHHMMSS.S+DDMMSS) 35- 46 F12.8 deg RAdeg Right ascension (J2000.0, Ep=J2000) 48- 59 F12.8 deg DEdeg Declination (J2000.0, Ep=J2000) 61- 69 F9.5 deg GLON Galactic longitude 71- 79 F9.5 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 81- 88 F8.3 km/s HRV Heliocentric radial velocity 90- 96 F7.3 km/s e_HRV Error on HRV 98-107 F10.5 mas/yr pmRA ? proper motion RA 109-117 F9.3 mas/yr e_pmRA ? Error on proper motion RA 119-128 F10.5 mas/yr pmDE ? proper motion DE 130-138 F9.3 mas/yr e_pmDE ? Error on proper motion DE 140 I1 --- Spm [0/6]? source of proper motion (1) 143-147 F5.2 mag Imag Input catalog I magnitude 149-156 A8 "YYYYMMDD" ObsDate Date of observation yyyymmdd 158-165 A8 --- Field Name of RAVE field 167 I1 --- Plate [1/2] Plate number used 169-171 I3 --- Fiber [1/150] Fiber number 173-177 I5 K Teff ? Effective Temperature 179-182 F4.2 [cm/s2] logg ? Gravity 184-188 F5.2 [Sun] [M/H] ? [m/H] 190-193 F4.2 [Sun] [a/Fe] ? α-elements enhancement [α/Fe] 195-201 F7.1 --- chi2 ? chi square 203-208 F6.2 --- S2N ? DR2 signal to noise S2N 210-214 F5.1 --- STN ? Pre-flux calibration signal to noise STN 216-221 F6.2 --- R Tonry-Davis R correlation coeff 223-227 F5.3 --- hcp [0/1] Height of correlation peak 229-235 F7.3 km/s wcp Width of correlation peak 237-243 F7.3 km/s cRV Zero point correction applied 245-252 F8.3 km/s HRVsky ? Measured HRV of sky 254-260 F7.3 km/s e_HRVsky ? Error on HRV of sky 262-266 F5.2 --- Rsky ? Sky Tonry-Davis correlation coefficient 268-272 F5.1 --- S/N ? Spectra signal to noise ratio 274-279 F6.3 mag BTmag ? Tycho-2 BT magnitude (Cat. I/259) 281-285 F5.3 mag e_BTmag ? Error on BTmag 287-292 F6.3 mag VTmag ? Tycho-2 VT magnitude (Cat. I/259) 294-298 F5.3 mag e_VTmag ? Error on VTmag 300-311 A12 --- USNO-B ? USNO-B designation (Cat. I/284) 313-317 F5.3 mas distU ? Distance to USNO-B source 319-323 F5.2 mag B1mag ? USNO-B B1 magnitude 325-329 F5.2 mag R1mag ? USNO-B R1 magnitude 331-335 F5.2 mag B2mag ? USNO-B B2 magnitude 337-341 F5.2 mag R2mag ? USNO-B R2 magnitude 343-347 F5.2 mag ImagU ? USNO-B I magnitude 349 A1 --- XU [ABCD] Cross-identification flag (2) 351-366 A16 --- DENIS DENIS designation (Cat. B/denis) 368-373 F6.3 mas distD ? Distance to DENIS source 375-380 F6.3 mag ImagD ? DENIS I magnitude 382-385 F4.2 mag e_ImagD ? Error on DENIS I magnitude 387-392 F6.3 mag JmagD ? DENIS J magnitude 394-397 F4.2 mag e_JmagD ? Error on DENIS J magnitude 399-404 F6.3 mag KmagD ? DENIS K magnitude 406-409 F4.2 mag e_KmagD ? Error on DENIS K magnitude 411 A1 --- XD [ABCD] DENIS Cross-identification flag (2) 413-428 A16 --- 2MASS 2MASS designation (Cat. II/246) 430-435 F6.3 mas dist2 ? Distance to 2MASS source 437-442 F6.3 mag Jmag2 ? 2MASS J magnitude 444-448 F5.3 mag e_Jmag2 ? Error on 2MASS J magnitude 450-455 F6.3 mag Hmag2 ? 2MASS H magnitude 457-461 F5.3 mag e_Hmag2 ? Error on 2MASS H magnitude 463-468 F6.3 mag Kmag2 ? 2MASS Ks magnitude 470-474 F5.3 mag e_Kmag2 ? Error on 2MASS K magnitude 476-478 A3 --- q2M [ABCDEFU ] 2MASS photometric flag on J H K (A=best, E=poor, F=very rough, U=upper limit) 480 A1 --- X2 [ABD] 2MASS Cross-identification flag (2) 482 A1 --- ZP1 [ABCDEM] Entire plate zero point correction flag (3) 483 A1 --- ZP2 [ABCD] 50 fibers group to which the fiber belongs zero point correction flag (3) 484 A1 --- ZP3 [CS*] Zero point correction used flag (3) 485 A1 --- ZP4 [*] * when fiber is close to a 15 fibers gap 487-491 A5 --- Qual Spectra quality flag (4) 493-496 F4.2 --- MASK [0.03/1]? MASK flag (5)
Note (1): Source of proper motion as follows: 0 = no proper motion 1 = Tycho-2 proper motion (Cat. I/259) 2 = Supercosmos Sky Survey proper motion (2003 version) 3 = PPMX proper motion (Cat. I/312) 4 = GSC1.2 (Cat. I/254) + 2MASS (Cat. II/246) proper motion 5 = UCAC-2 proper motions (Cat. I/289) 6 = USNO-B proper motions (Cat. I/284) Note (2): Cross-identification flag as follows: A = good association B = 2 solutions within 1arcsec C = more than two solutions within 1arcsec D = nearest neighbour more than 2arcsec away X = no possible counterpart found Note (3): Flag value as follows: A = dispersion around correction lower than 1km/s B = dispersion between 1 and 2km/s C = dispersion between 2 and 3km/s D = dispersion larger than 3km/s E = less than 15 fibers available for the fit Note (4): Flag identifying possible problem in the spectra (values can be combined) as follows: a = asymmetric Ca lines c = cosmic ray pollution e = emission line spectra n = noise dominated spectra l = no lines visible w = weak lines g = strong ghost t = bad template fit s = strong residual sky emission cc = bad continuum r = red part of the spectra shows problem b = blue part of the spectra shows problem p = possible binary/doubled lined x = peculiar object Note (5): Flag identifying the fraction of the spectrum unaffected by continuum problems from the MASK program. Spectrum with MaskFLAG lower than 0.70 must be used with caution.
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(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 21-Jun-2011
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